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Maggie Garb Lecture Series: Dr. Grant Tietjen Hosting Department: Prison Education Project

3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Zoom (Virtual)

The Prison Education Project at Washington University in St. Louis is excited to announce its inaugural Maggie Garb Lecture Series. This lecture series will feature dynamic scholars, practitioners, grassroots organizers, and impacted students from across the country who will speak on this year’s theme, “The Power of Higher Education in Prison.” Additionally, this series will feature an hour-long lecture from keynote speaker Syrita Steib, a system-impacted grassroots organizer. This virtual lecture series is made possible by the Maggie Garb Foundation.

Grant E. Tietjen, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the St. Ambrose University–Davenport Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, and also has direct criminal justice system contact. Professor Tietjen earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He has written, researched, and lectured on convict criminology, mass incarceration, class inequality, criminological theory, and pathways to correctional/postcorrectional education. He has published in multiple peer reviewed journals, book chapters, and academic encyclopedias; with multiple works in progress. Tietjen’s most recent peer reviewed research has been published in The Prison Journal, and Critical Criminology. Additionally, he has given over 60 conference presentations, invited talks/public forums, and media interviews. Tietjen has been involved with the Convict Criminology (CC) group since 2005, mentoring new CC members, and serving as the group’s Co-Chair from 2017-2019.  Further, in 2020, he was appointed the inaugural Chair of the newly formed American Society of Criminology Division of Convict Criminology.

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For more information about this event please contact Natasha Narayanan